Galaxy S10 launch date confirmed: Feb. 20 at Samsung’s Unpacked event in San Francisco

From CNET: Phones don't typically get a lot of love at CES, but Samsung managed to steal the spotlight by using the show to announce the launch date for its 10th anniversary Galaxy phone, widely expected to be called the Galaxy S10.

The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. CNET will be on the ground to cover the announcements live.

Samsung's Unpacked events are always a tremendous affair, but this year the company's showing in 2019 matters more than perhaps ever before. Samsung is still hanging on as the world's largest seller of mobile phones, but Chinese rival Huawei is hot on Samsung's heels in the second slot (having booted out Apple), ramping up innovations in 2018 like triple rear cameras and flashy finishes that Samsung has been slow to match.

While Huawei faces bracing challenges of its own, the entire industry is feeling the burn as sales slow. Even Apple, whose iPhones sales made it a trillion dollar company in 2018, has taken a hit on its new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, citing flagging interest in China. It's against this backdrop of softening interest that Samsung is launching a slew of devices in 2019, including a foldable phone and 5G-ready devices.

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